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Old 30-09-2014, 02:58 PM
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"Ego" is to be equated with the devil. We see it as Mara also, in Buddhism.

Short Video: "Ego, the worst confidence trick".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5d0vtFja9GE&feature=related

There are also some Kabbalists who say that "Satan" is a code word for the "ego". We are saying the same thing.
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Old 01-10-2014, 07:42 PM
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I see consciousness itself as ego. It's a process and some call it individualization.
It can think it's in control but within the process it eventually relinquishes that control.
Call it any name you want but the definition of what it is remains the same. It is the the very means by which the unconscious timeless one becomes conscious. It's divine!
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Old 18-10-2014, 10:39 AM
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Then surely that is the greatest gesture of Interfaith. If everyone is accepted as God and accepts themselves as God then we would have a one world religion, and a one world spirituality.

That all is essentially God or Divine is taught by the Advaita Vedanta philosophy expounded by Adi Shankaracharya.

Here it should be understood that a mere intellectual appreciation of the theory of Advaita is not enough. Spiritual evolution takes place only when a corresponding change in the subjective life is accomplished through proper philosophical study, contemplation and meditation. The company of an enlightened master greatly helps in this regard.

Otherwise it can easily lead to egotistic tendencies and delusion as well.

The Advaita Vedanta philosophy has a high degree of complexity which makes it very hard to comprehend, but when it is comprehended properly, it can be a source of tremondous bliss, joy and peace.

One comes to understand that behind all the varied multiplicity that one perceives in this world, there is actually only one singular unity pervading it, call it God, infinite consciousness, love,truth...

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Thanks Miss H. How about "do you think it will ever happen, and if yes, how long will it take?"

Complete spiritual development does not happen en masse. It is an individual journey which results in enlightenment at the end. The duration varies for all.

I would say, appreciation of the teaching of karma, that one reaps as one sows, could help to get rid of all the negativities mentioned.
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Old 18-10-2014, 10:45 AM
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Then surely that is the greatest gesture of Interfaith. If everyone is accepted as God and accepts themselves as God then we would have a one world religion, and a one world spirituality.

That all is essentially God or Divine is taught by the Advaita Vedanta philosophy expounded by Adi Shankaracharya.

Here it should be understood that a mere intellectual appreciation of the theory of Advaita is not enough. Spiritual evolution takes place only when a corresponding change in the subjective life is accomplished through proper philosophical study, contemplation and meditation. The company of an enlightened master greatly helps in this regard.

Otherwise it can easily lead to egotistic tendencies and delusion as well.

The Advaita Vedanta philosophy has a high degree of complexity which makes it very hard to comprehend, but when it is comprehended properly, it can be a source of tremondous bliss, joy and peace.

One comes to understand that behind all the varied multiplicity that one perceives in this world, there is actually only one singular unity pervading it, call it God, infinite consciousness, love,truth...

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Thanks Miss H. How about "do you think it will ever happen, and if yes, how long will it take?"

Complete spiritual development does not happen en masse. It is an individual journey which results in enlightenment at the end. The duration varies for all.

I would say, appreciation of the teaching of karma, that one reaps as one sows, could help to get rid of all the negativities mentioned.
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Old 05-02-2016, 03:39 AM
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I think Julian or Norwich put it the best way without yourself an individual claiming to be the Whole Universal- "I realized my deepest self is God".

It's like saying yes deep down we are God in essence, but at the same time we can't claim to be the Universal or the whole Divine Force. That whole thing is called the Father or Mother; Being itself.
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Old 05-02-2016, 09:17 AM
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As Gandhi said about there being 'many branches to a tree', emerging from the one trunk. And so it is with faiths.

Many faiths espousing the message of the one God.Each, to a greater or lesser degree, bathed in sunlight (Truth)
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If you set out each day to do all the goodness and kindness that you can, and to do no harm to man or beast, then you are walking the highest path.
And when your time is up, if you can leave the earth a better place than you found it, then yours will have been a life well lived.

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Old 12-06-2016, 05:22 AM
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im a humnst i am yea belve in god i do just relginz carz 2 mush probs in world thy do
im a humnst spritsl prson u cud say
coz dnt lk spekin abot poltiks or relgin bh carz big waws thy do
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